Category Archives: 2015

Tributes flow for mother and daughter killed in crash with ambulance near Valla, NSW – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tributes flow for mother and daughter killed in crash with ambulance near Valla, NSWUpdated about 3 hours ago PHOTO: Pictures of Rachel Erlandsen and her mother Dixie sit atop their coffins. (ABC: Tom Lowrey)RELATED STORY: Two dead after car collides with ambulance on highwayMAP: Macksville 2447Around 500 people have attended a funeral for a mother and daughter who died when their car collided with an ambulance on the New South Wales mid-north coast.The ambulance and the small car collided on the Pacific Highway near Valla around 5:00pm on November 20, causing the emergency vehicle to roll.Dixie Erlandsen, 50, and her daughter Rachel, 17, died at the scene, despite the efforts of paramedics and other emergency medical staff.Their funeral was held today in the Macksville High School Auditorium.

Source: Tributes flow for mother and daughter killed in crash with ambulance near Valla, NSW – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Forestry Corporation handed an EPA penalty over clear-felling near Coffs Harbour – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Forestry Corporation handed an EPA penalty over clear-felling near Coffs HarbourPosted yesterday at 1:27pm PHOTO: The EPA has fined the Forestry Corporation over a Coffs Coast logging operationMAP: Coffs Harbour 2450The Forestry Corporation has been fined thousands of dollars over erosion caused by clear-felling near Coffs Harbour.The EPA conducted an investigation and has recently issued Forestry Corporation with a $15,000 penalty noticeBrett Nudd, EPAThe Environment Protection Authority (EPA) said harvesting of a native forest plantation in the Tuckers Nob State Forest saw a huge amount of sediment wash into the Never Never Creek.The EPA’s regional manager Brett Nudd said not enough attention was paid to likely rainfall and soil loss during the logging, which ran from September 2014 until February this year.”That activity involved whole scale removal of the vegetation, and exposed 95 hectares of land,” he said.”There was a significant rainfall event that resulted in a significant volume of sediment being discharged into the Never Never Creek.”The EPA conducted an investigation and has recently issued Forestry Corporation with a $15,000 penalty notice.”The EPA investigation concluded that the erosion controls that were implemented were inadequate and that there was inappropriate or insufficient attention paid to the level of risk posed by the works at that time of year.”Obviously significant rainfall events happen on the coast quite often at that time of the year.”‘A slap on the wrist’ is how the North

Source: Forestry Corporation handed an EPA penalty over clear-felling near Coffs Harbour – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Neil Alexander Hamilton 9th September 1951 – 20th May 2015

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Neil Alexander Hamilton
9th September 1951 – 20th May 2015

Loving father of Daniel, Alex and Hugh, Brother of Col and Juanita, Son of Stuart and Lillian and Grandfather of Niko.

“And I lay me down
Worn but not weary
The cup half empty is then full
As the flame slips away
At the dimming before the light
Love is the Legacy”

(Neil Hamilton)

A public celebration of the life and times of Neil will be held
by family and friends

Saturday the 30th May,
Gathering at 10:00am for a 10:30am start

BELLINGEN MARKET PARK

(Bring an umbrella if it’s wet. Bring something to sit on if you want. Bring your memories & stories)

Chrysalis Steiner School – Bellingen NSW Australia

Chrysalis Steiner School is located in the beautiful Thora Valley, near the township of Bellingen in New South Wales. The school is founded on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.

At Chrysalis we aim to educate the whole person –  intellectually, artistically, socially, and morally – so as to develop each student’s innate self-discipline and strength of body and will.

via Chrysalis Steiner School – Bellingen NSW Australia.

via Chrysalis Steiner School – Bellingen NSW Australia.

Sunday At The Pictures Tomorrow!

Sunday At The Pictures This Weekend!

Happy Weekend Movie Lovers!

Looking for some wonderful films to see this Sunday? We have a stellar line up of cinematic treats for you to experience on the big screen at Memorial Hall, Bellingen.

 

Film Program – Sunday 26 April

via Sunday At The Pictures Tomorrow!.

via Sunday At The Pictures Tomorrow!.

Masterplan for Hyde St | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun

Masterplan for Hyde St April 21, 2015, 3:43 p.m.

Bellingen residents are invited to come along and contribute their ideas and thoughts as council moves towards a main street concept plan.

via Masterplan for Hyde St | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun.

via Masterplan for Hyde St | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun.

That Aussie Music Festival Taking Over An Entire Town Just Dropped A Huge Lineup

Bello Winter Music will take place throughout the many delightful venues of Bellingen including the Memorial Hall, Diggers Tavern, Federal Hotel, No 5 Church St, Little Red Kitchen, Bellingen Golf Club and two church halls. The festival will spill out into the streets and cafes for a family-friendly and affordable weekend of music, celebration and community.

As well as the music, the weekend-long party will be alive with street theatre, workshops, free events and walking tours. Mullum Music Festival’s hugely popular psychedelic Magic Bus will be making a trip especially for the inaugural event to ferry festival-goers around the town, as well as transporting Mullumbimby and Byron Bay locals to Bello Winter Music in a kind of reverse Aquarius Magical Mystery Tour down the coast.

via That Aussie Music Festival Taking Over An Entire Town Just Dropped A Huge Lineup.

via That Aussie Music Festival Taking Over An Entire Town Just Dropped A Huge Lineup.

Gallipoli 100 Surf Boat Race | Soldier On Fundraising Platform

As part of the 100 year commemoration of the ANZAC Day landings, the Gallipoli 100 Surfboat Race (G100) will be held in Turkey in 2015. The G100 is a surf boat race with crews from all three nations (Australia, New Zealand and Turkey) will race from the Dardanelles to the beach at Gaba Tepe, just south of ANZAC Cove. The race will commence on 23 April 2015 and will finish on Friday 24 April 2015. The Gallipoli 100 is named for this race – 100 boats, the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC landings. Urunga Surf Club (NSW far north coast) has nominated a boat and team to be a part of this exciting, historical event. There were many lifesavers and future lifesavers that fought at Gallipoli, including a number of pre-war lifesavers who did not return to Australia and this will be a fitting tribute to them.

via Gallipoli 100 Surf Boat Race | Soldier On Fundraising Platform.

via Gallipoli 100 Surf Boat Race | Soldier On Fundraising Platform.

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We shoot every Sunday (see below for variations), weather permitting, at Connel Park which is at the edge of Bellingen town as you drive in on the main road, Waterfall Way, from the coast.

We start shooting at 9:00 am.

You need to be onsite at about 8:15 am to help set up and get your own gear ready.

via Bellingen Archers | part of Archery Australia.

via Bellingen Archers | part of Archery Australia.

About Us

a  FABULOUS NEW WEBPAGE

2 bbb FM is a Community Radio station based in the wonderfully diverse and beautiful Bellinger Valley, in Northern New South Wales, Australia. Run by volunteers in the local community and broadcasting to the Bellingen Shire for over 28 years.

With a vast range of engaging programs, music and content on offer to our listeners including; Country, Rockabilly, Progressive Rock, Dub, Ambient, Classical, Accoustic, Jazz , specialist World Music and Aboriginal programmes, as well as all the latest in what’s happening around the Bellingen Shire.

Volunteering for 2bbb is an empowering experience, so if you have always thought you might like to get involved, then our training course is a great way to start.

via About Us.

via About Us.

Stop the Aerial Spray | An introduction

AN INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Stop the Aerial Spray campaign page.

This website has been created to provide information regarding a proposed aerial spray by the Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) over three compartments of the Gladstone State Forest near the picturesque town of Bellingen on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Residents surrounding the proposed spraying area received a notice in their letterboxes days before an intended helicopter-delivered dump of four extremely noxious herbicides was to be carried out (including the insidious and known pesticide water contaminant, ‘Simazine’ which the corporation is *not* planning on using in a spraying campaign in Gleniffer, due to the proximity to water supply). Wait, isn’t Brierfield full of rivers and creeks, which flow directly into the Kalang River and out to the sea? Yep.

A close-knit community, word spread quickly through between Bellingen residents and we now have a strong (and growing) alliance of people concerned about the health of the residents living near the proposed aerial spray zone (including young families and the chronically ill), as well as the health of our fauna (including threatened native species and koalas, wallabies, platypi), as well as the viability of adjacent biodynamic farms and the lack of community consultation to date.

While the FCNSW state that they are working within their legal rights, we, residents of Bellingen Shire suggest this operation can be conducted in such a way as to arrive at satisfactory outcomes for all parties without the need for aerial spraying. (Or this possibly a nefarious plot by FCNSW to engender support for ground spraying in the first place? You be the judge).

Whatever you believe, we represent a large body of vocal and physical dissidents who just can’t believe FCNSW would even try this in a community like ours.

We thank you for your interest and invite you to lend support to our campaign.

Sincerely,

Bellingen action group to STOP THE AERIAL SPRAY.

We call on the NSW Government to STOP aerial spraying NOW!

via Stop the Aerial Spray | An introduction.

via Stop the Aerial Spray | An introduction.

Protesters give their own spray | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun

Anti aerial spraying protesters

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Politicians and government agencies may not be listening but protesters are nevertheless determined their voices will be heard.

In a show of strength, a large gathering of near 200 residents lined Bellingen’s Hyde Street, spilled in the park, banged drums, held placards and chanted “no spray, no way”, continuing their campaign to stop aerial spraying in the shire.

Led initially by the Bellingen Green Action Group (BGAC), Wednesday’s protest garnered the support of numerous environmental groups, including the Greens Party and the Bellingen Environment Centre (BEC).

 

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North Beach Surf Club legends

The kids from Bellinger Valley North Beach Surf Club performed well at the recent Country Championships in Mollymook, …

Nexus Community Gallery Opening

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Protesters give their own spray

Politicians and government agencies may not be listening but protesters are nevertheless determined their voices will be heard.

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After two years of restricted access, the culvert located on Mylestom Drive near the town’s entrance, has been …

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via Protesters give their own spray | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun.

via Protesters give their own spray | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun.

The ART of WALL | Sydney Wall Murals | Decorative Finishes

Sydney wall murals and decorative finishes

The Art of Wall is a creative collective who produce custom large-scale art works, hand painted signs and painted faux finishes to domestic, retail, commercial and corporate spaces. Wall art specialists, The Art of Wall bring bespoke and brand-fit visuals to business environments, and a personalised, highly creative stamp to private residences across Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Both for internal and external expanses, an Art of Wall mural is designed to tell the story of those who exist alongside it.

Murals – interior, exterior, wall art, custom design

Signs – hand painted, digital, vinyl

Interior Painting – feature walls, detailing

Decorative Painting – wood graining, marbling, ageing

Commissioned Art – lets talk!

Design – branding, stationery

via The ART of WALL | Sydney Wall Murals | Decorative Finishes.

via The ART of WALL | Sydney Wall Murals | Decorative Finishes.

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Welcome to 2NVR – Nambucca Valley Radio

WELCOME to the online home of your local community radio station — Nambucca Valley Radio 2NVR 105.9FM.

Thanks for visiting. We hope you can spend a few moments to look around, and read information about the station and the dedicated volunteers involved.  Our new website is currently under construction, and new features are added re

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Kombu Live Web Cams

Kombu Live Web Cams

Author: Kevin Doye

Lavender’s Bridge Floodcam: Flooding is a fact of life in Bellingen – and one of the key bits of information many of us in town need to know is if the main bridge through town is open. These images update once a minute 24 hours a day. We hope this webcam will prove useful in answering that question – and you also get to check out the skate park as well:

via Kombu Live Web Cams.

via Kombu Live Web Cams.

ART Urunga 2015 – “Sculpture-in-the-Park” « Urunga Chamber of Commerce

“Sculpture-in-the-Park” was first initiated in 2013 by a Bellingen Shire Community Arts and Cultural Committee (BSCACC) committee member, David Southgate, as part of the 2013 Bellingen Shire ARTS Week, with the intention of drawing people to a cultural attraction in Urunga that could develop as an annual event.

While BSCACC is no longer involved, the Urunga Mylestom Chamber of Commerce (UMCC) – through its Arts Coordinator member David Southgate (yep, same David) – has taken on the event and making it part of UMCC’s ART Urunga, which has been organised in January over previous summer holidays.

via ART Urunga 2015 – “Sculpture-in-the-Park” « Urunga Chamber of Commerce.

via ART Urunga 2015 – “Sculpture-in-the-Park” « Urunga Chamber of Commerce.

Bellingen Shire Council – Attention all Sculptors and Artists – Urunga Sculpture in the Park – Bellingen Shire Council

Attention all Sculptors and Artists – Urunga Sculpture in the Park

The Urunga “Sculpture in the Park” event has been moved to January 2015.   It will be held in the park by the river opposite the Ocean View Hotel on Thursday 18 January.

The theme is RECYCLED MATERIALS as mediums to be used to construct your works of art.

via Bellingen Shire Council – Attention all Sculptors and Artists – Urunga Sculpture in the Park – Bellingen Shire Council.

via Bellingen Shire Council – Attention all Sculptors and Artists – Urunga Sculpture in the Park – Bellingen Shire Council.

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Orca Media offers photography and copywriting services such as portrait sessions, event photos and crafting of website content.This small business is run by internationally published journalist, author of In Search of Safe Ground and photographer Gemima Harvey. Along with providing creative services through Orca Media, Gemima is working as a photojournalist for The Coffs Coast Advocate and a freelance writer for publications such as The Diplomat.

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via orcamedia.com.au.